The Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli is situated on the western
coast of India between the parallels of 20o and 20o25'
of latitude north and between the meridian 72o50' and 73o15'
of longitude. The territory is surrounded on the west, north and east by Valsad
district of Gujarat and in the south, and south east by Thane and
The district has a hilly terrain specially towards the north-east where it is
surrounded by the ranges of Sahyadri mountains (Western ghats). The central
region of the land is almost plain and the soil is rich and fertile. About 40%
of the land is under forest cover.
The terrain is intersected by the river
Daman-Ganga and its three tributaries Varna, Pipri and Sakartond. The river rises in the ghat 64km from the coast and discharges
itself in the Arabian Sea at the port of Daman.
For administrative purposes, Dadra and Nagar Haveli is
divided into 72 villages with Silvassa the capital being one among them. There
is only one district in the Union territory.
The climate of the region is warm and humid during the summer months and
humid but less warm during the monsoon months. The south-west monsoon from June
to September, brings copious rain to the territory. The annual rainfall is about 250 to
300cm. The winter months are generally pleasant.
Dadra and Nagar Haveli does not have its own road transport system. It avails
of Gujarat and Maharashtra
state transport system. Total road length is about
342 km. Bombay (Mumbai)
is the nearest airport. To know how to reach the place Click